Designers of the freedom tower, soon to rise at ground zero, say cutting-edge engineering will make occupants safer. Will they be safe enough?
By Laurie Goldman and Sander Goldman
Posted 05.06.2005 at 6:00 pm 0 Comments
Immediately after 9/11, it looked like the age of the high-rise trophy building was over. But at the politically symbolic height of 1,776 feet (designated by master planner Daniel Libeskind), the World Trade Center's replacement will be among the three tallest buildings in the world upon its completion in 2008.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.